Nordest Cycles introduce the new Bardino 2, a hardtail bike frame designed for enduro, the evolution of the brand’s “best seller” presented 2 years ago.
With nearly 600 frames sold in two years and in 46 countries, the first version of the Bardino has positioned itself among the best hardtail enduro frames of all time. Champion of the Finnish Hardtail Enduro Cup and with several podiums in other countries, it has been chosen by many as the frame for everything and everyone, experts or beginners in the most radical mountain bike.
The new Nordest Bardino 2 hardtail enduro frame design by Pedro Jerónimo is the evolution demanded by the market and seeks to put itself back at the forefront of the speciality. The surgical changes, just where our customers requested it, aims to further improve the model’s climbing capabilities and transfer more weight to the front wheel, thus getting extra support in the front wheel.
And how did we do that? Very simple: with the same short 425mm chainstays for 29er 2.6″ maximum tyres, a 75º seat tube angle, increased reach in all sizes for the same position on the frame with 40mm stem and 64,5º head tube angle for 160mm forks with 20% SAG. Small changes that will delight many riders!
We have also developed for this model a new design for the yoke, made in CNC and visually integrated in the right chainstay.
Tested to the limit by riders from different countries, part of its development has taken place in Zone Zero Ainsa, Portugal, Ireland and Finland over the last year.
The frame is manufactured in CRMO 4130 double butted tubing, with an advanced study of geometry designed by Nordest, has been tested by riders with excellent results in all conditions. FOR 31.6mm seat post with internal cable routing.
Designed for a 160 mm front suspension travel (allows from 140 mm to 170 mm) and compatible with 27.5er x 3″ or 29er x 2.6″ wheels, the safety in descents and cornering is simply incredible.
The frame is sold loose or in kit with the fork FOX 36 FACTORY GRIP2 KASHIMA or MARZOCCHI Z1 BOMBER, always with 160mm travel, and with Cane Creek 40 headset also included..
The frame includes the seat post clamp, dropouts and rear thru-axle 12x148mm.